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Match Day Tag Challenge report v Gloucester Rugby

Read about 84 young players providing a display of Tag Rugby at London Wasps

On Sunday 1st April, 84 young Tag Rugby players took to the Adams Park pitch at the half-time of our must-win Aviva Premiership Rugby fixture against Gloucester Rugby for our Match Day Tag Rugby Challenge.

What is Tag Rugby?
Tag Rugby is a game played by teams of seven players. Each player wears a belt that has two velcro tags attached to it. The defenders have to pull one of the velcro tags from the ball-carrying attacking player, to force the player to pass the ball. The game is fast and exciting and develops the players’ agility, balance & coordination while focusing on the FUNdamental core skills of non-contact rugby.

The fixtures were:

  • Beaconsfield RFC U7s vs Chinnor RFC U7s
  • Beaconsfield RFC U7s vs Chinnor RFC U7s
  • Didcot RFC U7s vs EMC Community Cup U7s Fair Play winners Faringdon RFC
  • Chinnor RFC U8s vs Didcot RFC U8s
  • Chinnor RFC U8s vs Stanford Le Hope RFC U8s
  • Didcot RFC U8s vs Stanford Le Hope RFC U8s

Following the Tag Challenge, Community Rugby Coach Ben Smiley told wasps.co.uk, "We were really pleased to have so many young rugby players taking part in our Tag Challenge this weekend. For many of them, it would have been their first experience of professional rugby and they picked an incredibly exciting game to watch and met London Wasps' Tom Varndell and Victor Gresev. Hopefully, the never say die attitude of the London Wasps team will motivate the young players to always keep trying, and to never give up."

There are still a few spaces for the London Wasps Matchday Tag Rugby Challenge this season. For availability details, click here, or contact the London Wasps Community Team on 01494 531122.

www.wasps.co.uk

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